Submitted by Olympia Master BuildersOlympia Master Builders 2013 Tour of HomesTM features 12 sites. The event will run August 17-18, and 24-25 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. The Tour of HomesTM offers a perfect opportunity for homeowners to see all the latest and greatest innovations in new home construction and remodeling. The Tour is self-guided and admission is free. Tour visitors can also register to win one of six $100 gift cards from some of Olympia’s finest restaurants!Of the 12 locations featured in this year’s Tour, there are 2 educational stops, 3 whole-house remodel projects, and 7 new homes. The Tour sites are located in Lacey, Olympia and Tumwater. Participants include Facebook37Tweet0Pin0 A special Tour of HomesTM insert will be available in the Thursday, August 15 issue of The Olympian, and at all Olympia Federal Savings branches. The Tour guide will include details about each builder and home, and driving directions.According to OMB 2013 President John McKinlay, “This year’s Tour features homes that offer unbelievable value, the latest innovations, and affordable prices. Plus with the added element of educational stops, there’s something for everyone.”Three impartial Tour of Homes™ Judges will visit all homes on opening day and determine winners for each of the following categories: Best Curb Appeal, Best Kitchen, Best Master Bath, Best Overall Floorplan, Best Remodel, and Best of Show. Ballots will be available for the public to vote for “People’s Choice Awards” in the same categories.Olympia Master Builders thanks event sponsors Olympia Federal Savings, Sunset Air, Mixx 96.1 FM KXXO and The Olympian for making the event possible.For more information, please visit www.omb.org, or call 360-754-0912. The Olympia Master Builders (OMB) is a professional trade association representing nearly 600 member companies located in Thurston, Lewis, Grays Harbor, Mason and Pacific Counties. Members come from all sectors of the building trades including bankers, plumbers, electricians, attorneys, and home builders and are committed to “building strong communities, one home at a time.” Educational SitesAccessible Living Concepts / Dickey’s Inc.The Artisans GroupWhole-House Remodel ProjectsHorizon Homebuilders, LLCJohn Erwin Remodeling, Inc.Olympia Construction, Inc.New Home ConstructionAdair Homes, Inc.DeTray’sHansen Construction GroupRob Rice Homes (2 homes)Schneider Homes, Inc.Scott Homes, Inc.